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2 years 1 week ago

Fall rains bring havoc to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - The rain has tapered off in Haiti and floodwaters no longer claw at houses, but the situation across much of the country remains grim following an autumn of punishing rains. Scores of people have died and experts fear food shortages loom. Heavy rains began falling even...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Q&A: Could Sandy postpone the election?

WASHINGTON (AP) - One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election might even be postponed. It could take days to restore electricity to more than 8 million homes and businesses that...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Engineers going up to examine dangling NYC crane

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City engineers and fire department inspectors plan to climb 74 flights of stairs to examine a Manhattan construction crane that's dangling from a luxury high-rise as Hurricane Sandy approaches. Buildings department spokesman Tony Sclafani said Monday that it's a daunting task, but "they're the...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights

NEW YORK (AP) - Airlines cancelled more than 3,000 flights as a result of Hurricane Sandy as of Sunday morning, with hubs along the East Coast bearing the brunt of the disruptions. According to the flight-tracking service FlightAware, 707 flights have been cancelled Sunday, with more than 265 cancellations at...

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